Yanomamö

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A language of Venezuela

Alternate Names
Cobari Kobali, Cobariwa, Guaharibo, Guaica, Guajaribo, Shamatari, Yanomame, Yanomami
Population

15,700 in Venezuela (2000). Population total all countries: 19,700.

Location

Orinoco-Mavaca area. Eastern dialect: Parima mountains, east of Batau river; Western dialect: Padamo river basin, Ocamo, Manaviche, and upper Orinoco rivers, and south of Orinoco river Marania and Cauaburi rivers’ headwaters, large villages in Siapa river area south.

Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Eastern Yanomami (Parima), Western Yanomami (Padamo-Orinoco). Cobari dialect is easily intelligible of the others.

Language Development
NT: 1984–2011.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

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